The Beatles were coming to Miami to the Deauville Hotel to perform live on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was February 13, 1964. I had turned sixteen two days before. My stepfather was in the hotel business and arranged for me to be in the lobby for their arrival. Little did he know I thought the Beatles were too “goodie-goodie.” I was a Rolling Stones fan. I didn’t want to disappoint him since he thought this would be momentous for me. Besides, I decided it might be worthwhile as I’d never seen the lobby carpet. We had just moved to Miami and in the tour of hotels, I was mesmerized by the wild designs in the rugs. I wanted to photograph them all. When the Beatles came through the lobby door, I remember lots of light flashes, but all I could see was their feet. There, on a wondrous carpet background, a river of light and dark swirls, were the most amazing shoes I’d ever seen. I took one shot. John Lennon said, “Don’t you want our faces?” I looked at him, smiled and shook my head “no.” He winked. I think he understood I got just what I wanted.
Lynn Goldsmith – The Beatles, Miami Beach, FL 1964
Artist: © Lynn Goldsmith
Medium: Archival Digital Print
Numbered and Hand Signed by Lynn Goldsmith
Edition: Limited Edition of 20
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Lynn Goldsmith’s imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rollingstone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street.
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